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Neptune in classical and Renaissance visual art
Renaissance renderings of Neptune differ from the Greek and Roman models. As a rule, Renaissance artists followed classical conventions in depicting Olympian deities in the nude, and preserved theExpand
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Michelangelo's Reflections on Bacchus
This essay offers a new reading of Michelangelo's Bacchus in the light of reconsidered documents, such as the artist's biographies, descriptions of the statue as seen in Rome, and drawings, as wellExpand
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Bartolomeo Maranta's 'Discourse' on Titian's Annunciation in Naples: Translation
Note on the state and language of the manuscriptThe prose of Maranta's 'Discourse' sustains the vividness and immediacy of oral delivery. Maranta gives his opinion on Titian's painting and oftenExpand
The Classical Pastoral in the Visual Arts
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The revival of the Olympian Gods in Renaissance art
Part I. Outlining a Cinquecento Phenomenon: 1. Terms and concepts 2. Components of the phenomenon Part II. Discoveries and Their Impact: 3. Olympian deities in ancient sculpture 4. AncientExpand
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Two Spalliera Paintings of Roman Monuments in the Galleria Colonna
Two spalliera paintings present, in a singularly innovative fashion, two significant episodes from the history of ancient Rome: the Rape of the Sabine Women, and the subsequent Reconciliation of theExpand
El Greco's approach to nudity
To those of us familiar with the ascetic aura of the work of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco, it may seem odd to focus on nude and seminude figures in his paintings. Scenes from theExpand